Calendar

SES # TOPICS KEY DATES
1 Introduction

Coulomb's Law, Superposition

Energy of Charge Distributions
Problem set 0 out
2 Electric Field, Electric Flux, Gauss's Law Problem set 1 out

Problem set 0 due one day before session 2
3 Energy Density of the Field

Electric Potential

Gauss's Law Revisited

Divergence
Problem set 2 out

Problem set 1 due one day after session 3
4 Poisson and Laplace Equations

Curl

Uniqueness Theorem

Introduction to Conductors
5 Laboratory 1: Electrostatics
6 Fields and Potentials around Conductors

Capacitance
Problem set 3 out

Problem set 2 due
7 More on Capacitance
8 Current, Continuity Equation

Resistance, Ohm's Law
Problem set 3 due
9 Quiz 1: Purcell, Chapters 1-3 (Covers lectures 1-6)
10 EMF, Circuits

Kirchhoff's Rules
Problem set 4 out
11 Variable Currents, RC Circuits

Thévenin Equivalence
12 Magnetic Force, Magnetic Field

Ampere's Law
Problem set 5 out

Problem set 4 due
13 Special Relativity I: Spacetime
14 Special Relativity II: Forces and Fields

Equivalence of Electric and Magnetic Fields
Problem set 6 out

Problem set 5 due
15 Ampere's Law Revisited

Vector Potential, Biot-Savart Law
16 Faraday's Law, Lenz's Law Problem set 7 out

Problem set 6 due
17 Mutual and Self Inductance

Magnetic Field Energy
18 RL Circuits

Undriven RLC Circuits

Phasor Representation
Problem set 8 out

Problem set 7 due
19 Quiz 2: Purcell, Chapters 4-7
20 Make-up Exam
21 Driven AC Circuits: Phasors, Impedance

Power and Energy
Problem set 9 out

Problem set 8 due
22 Laboratory 2: RLC Circuit Driven
23 AC Circuits (conclusion)

Filters

Quality Factor and Resonance

24 Displacement Current, Maxwell's Equations Problem set 10 out

Problem set 9 due
25 Wave Equation